Andreas Fox was born and raised in Kenya and has been organizing and guiding safaris since he was a teenager. Despite qualifying with a law degree in the United Kingdom, it was wilderness and the desire to get in to formal conservation work that lured him back to Africa.
His career began in South Africa, on a research project in the greater Kruger conservation area, studying big cats. In the years of tracking, monitoring and collecting data on cheetah, leopard and lion, Andreas went onto managing a variety of research sites across the country. All the while, he was privately self-studying the Southern African guiding qualifications and would guide trips whenever he could.
In his time off, Andreas would join guiding mentors on wilderness trails in the famed Makuleke section of northern Kruger National Park. It was there and across the Limpopo River, in eastern Botswana, that he cut his teeth as a qualified walking ‘Trails’ guide, with a special affinity for tracking and safely approaching elephants.
From initial invitations as a specialist guide and guest lecturer at field guiding schools, Andreas eventually moved into teaching full-time; specifically the Field Guide Association of South Africa curriculum and training prospective walking guides.
Eventually, the desire to return home to Kenya got the better of him. In the years since, Andreas has been active in the merging of Kenyan and Southern African guiding principles. When not training, he began guiding more regularly and exploring conservation stories for his environmental writing hobby.
In 2016, Andreas was invited to join Ker & Downey Safaris as an associate and became a partner two years later. In 2020, he became a director. Developing a reputation for conservation-themed safaris, he takes guests on immersive adventures across sub-Saharan Africa. He will always try to get people out of a safari vehicle too, be it to safely track and approach game on foot, explore nuances of an ecosystem or engage with local cultures, conservationists and personalities.
Beyond leading personalised luxury safaris, Andreas has developed a reputation for putting together truly unique trips, be it repeat searches for melanistic leopards, leading the retracing of a century-old science expedition or hosting hundreds of people in the bush for a party with world-renowned DJ's, to fund-raise for conservation.
When he is not guiding or planning safaris, Andreas is constantly exploring and still runs the occasional course for guides and nature enthusiasts. He is actively involved with numerous conservation organisations, including as a board member of the Kenya Wildlife Trust.